About Michael Treni
Following his graduation from high school in Falmouth Maine, Michael attended the University of Miami School of Music where his abilities earned him a spot on the jazz department teaching staff at age 19. After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree in Studio Music & Jazz and completing course work for a master’s degree in Theory/Composition, Michael moved to Boston where he joined the faculty at the Berklee School of Music. After a year in Boston, he moved to New York to pursue a career as a freelance trombonist and arranger. As a trombonist, Michael has performed with top name artists, including jazz greats Art Blakey, Tom Harrell, Pat Metheney, Doc Severinson & The Tonight Show Orchestra, and Bobby Watson; popular singers Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Seals & Crofts, and played in the orchestra of several Broadway shows. As a composer and musical arranger, he has written extensively for jingles, recordings, film, theater, and the concert stage.
In 1985 Michael left the music business to start a wireless technology company, Conference-Mate Systems, which in time became one of the top firms in the country specializing in the design and manufacturing of hearing assistance and language interpretation systems. He holds two U.S. patents for wireless devices and his equipment has been used in courtrooms and corporate conference rooms around the world. Former customers include Fortune 500 companies, and federal and state courthouses throughout the country.
After retiring from business in 1996, Michael returned to the teaching of music and taught instrumental music and theater arts in the New Jersey public schools for 13 years while continuing to pursue his career as an author and composer. Michael is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), a voting member of NARAS (the Grammy Awards), and The Dramatists Guild of America.